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WAVE 3 Editorial - November 8: Veterans Salute

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

One person can make a big difference in our world. 

This Sunday marks the 65th anniversary of a day celebrating the service of all United States military veterans, and it is because of World War II Veteran Raymond Weeks, the "Father of Veterans Day." He pitched the idea to General Dwight Eisenhower of a National Veterans Day.

We salute the thousands of veterans living in Kentuckiana and appreciate the many restaurants offering free meals to veterans Sunday. 

We encourage everyone to celebrate and honor our veterans more than just one day a year.

November 11 used to be Armistice Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when major hostilities in World War I were formally ended with the Germans signing of the Armistice and we began honoring World War I veterans.

Less than 10 percent of Americans have served in the military so it is a very select group who we owe much to and need to show as much love and appreciation for as we can.

Without them, our lives would be much different.

We don't say thank you enough in our daily lives but this is a group of people who deserve a daily thank you!

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